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Posted on: November 2, 2023

DPW Director Scott E. House Promoted to Brigadier General in Michigan National Guard

Brigadier General Scott House with his wife, daughter and two sons

EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing congratulates Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Scott E. House on his promotion to Brigadier General with the Michigan National Guard. 

Brigadier General House was promoted by the Adjutant General for the State of Michigan Major General Paul Rogers on Friday, Oct. 27 in a special ceremony at the Michigan National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters in Lansing. 

House began his military career in 1994 by enlisting in the Ohio Army National Guard and was commissioned through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in 1997 as an engineer officer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from Ohio University as well as a Master of Science in engineering and a Juris Doctorate, both from the University of Toledo. Additionally, House is a graduate of the engineer basic and advanced courses, Command and General Staff College, the Military Police Officer Transition Course, the Joint and Combined Warfighter School – Hybrid, and the U.S. Army War College.

House has commanded at multiple levels from company to regiment. Recent staff assignments include deputy brigade commander of the 177th Military Police Brigade, Assistant Chief of Staff, G3 of the 46th Military Police Command and in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs on an extended active-duty joint tour.

House has deployed twice in support of the global war on terrorism. First, in 2003 to Kuwait as the Commander of the 186th Engineer Detachment (utility). Then, in 2007 to Iraq as the S3-Operations Officer of the 107th Engineer Battalion.

“On behalf of the City, we congratulate Brigadier General House on this achievement,” said East Lansing City Manager Robert Belleman. “We thank him and his family for his commitment to our nation and his military service. We are lucky to have him.”

Brig. Gen. House will give an address at the City of East Lansing’s Veterans Day Wreath Laying Ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The annual event is held at East Lansing’s Medal of Honor Memorial and Veterans Monument, located on the main entry grounds of the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. Media and the public, particularly military Veterans and their families, are invited to attend the event, which begins at 11 a.m.

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